This is my first post this month that doesn't feature some kind of rainbow awesomeness. While I've been living it up in rainbow all month, I also understand that Pride isn't about rainbows. It's about acceptance and love and visibility. It's about freedom, and so many other things apart from what it's been commercialized as.… Continue reading 210. How to… accept what you cannot change.
Today is the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida, so this post seemed especially fitting for today. When I was a little girl in school, I loved to read. I'd read everything, but I was especially interested in history... and still am today. We would get our little homework assignments to read… Continue reading 209. How to… remember what’s really worth it.
Some of y'all may not have heard this before, so it may be hard to believe, but... it's okay to have a bad day. It's okay to be sad, or have doubts. It's okay to question your decisions sometimes, or the decisions of others - should they affect you. The thing is, none of us… Continue reading 208. How to… cope when you’re drowning.
For those of you who don't know, the photo-taking process for me usually involves about 50 or so shots of the same pose with different windlights and lighting, the occasional, "hmm" and lots of cursing. Sometimes, I'll even invent new words! Most of the time, the final product you guys see is just the best… Continue reading 204. How to… get the most out of those “happy accidents”
Last week, I ran a workshop about disability and kink at my home community. I initially did it because admittedly, I was a little salty about some comments that had been made in regards to my health and my ability to theoretically do things. The idea that real life comes first, but I should be… Continue reading 203. How to… accept it.
I admittedly had a nice chuckle while working on this photo last night. There I was, playing around on Second Life and looking for new poses on the marketplace... while editing a photo of my avatar looking around on the marketplace. That's some Inception-level awesomeness, right? But in all seriousness... I took Friday and Monday… Continue reading 202. How to… disconnect.
The truth of the matter is, if life was mundane and utterly predictable every day, we'd all be bored to actual tears. Luckily it's not, but... still, sometimes, we wish it was. Sometimes, we want a day where nothing happens and we can simply do our best impression of a potato while watching Jerry Springer… Continue reading 201. How to… weather the storm.
You're going to hear about pride a lot this month. Now, my English professors would slap me silly for using the term inside the definition, but pride is exactly what it sounds like. It's being proud of yourself. Having confidence in yourself. Loving yourself for all that you are - your best qualities, your flaws,… Continue reading 200. How to… come out of the closet.
As someone who has 'It's been a rough week' as a staple in the vocabulary, I like to think I've become somewhat of an expert in the not-so-subtle art of not giving a f*ck when the world hands me lemons. This is not to say that I can't make a kick-butt glass of lemonade. On… Continue reading 199. How to… look for the positives.
I have not felt very well the last couple days. It comes in waves, really. I'll feel fine, and then feel like I've been hit by a very large truck. So... it's been interesting. I think it's a combination of things, really. The weather, for one. It's going back and forth like a ping pong… Continue reading 198. How to… be (unapologetically) comfortable in your own skin.